IAOS Launches Young Statisticians Prize

The International Association for Official Statistics has launched the 2024 IAOS Young Statisticians Prize for young statisticians who take an active interest in official statistics. In addition to monetary prizes, first-place winner(s) receive travel funds to present their paper at an international conference.

Paper submissions should address and propose solutions to pressing methodological or strategic issues in official statistics at the regional, national, or international level; be no more than 4,000 words; be submitted in English; and not have been previously presented in a public forum or published. A maximum of three co-authors is allowed for each submission, and an author can participate in only one submission.

An international panel will judge submissions based on the following criteria:

  • Scientific and/or strategic merit
  • Originality
  • Applicability of the ideas in the practice of statistical organizations
  • Quality of the exposition

The author(s) of the winning paper will be awarded the following:

  • A cash prize valued at €1,500 (divided among coauthors, if applicable)
  • An opportunity to present the paper at a mutually agreed upon international statistical conference, with airfare and hotel accommodation provided (for only one author in situations of co-authorship)
  • Two years of IAOS membership
  • A certificate of award from the IAOS acknowledging success in this competition

The deadline for submissions is February 10.